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Pros
"The most valuable feature is the automatic provisioning and reconciliation of things like the Active Directory groups and memberships.""The most valuable aspect of the product is that it is Microsoft-based and it supports all Microsoft technology.""Our customers have benefited from Omada Identity automating the certification process. Most of our customers were using manual methods for user access certification. With Omada Identity, you can automate almost all of it, which means that certification now becomes on demand. You don't have to wait for two or three months to execute a certification timeframe. Instead, you can do certifications as often as you want.""It has a lot of out-of-the-box features. It is flexible, and there are a lot of possibilities to configure and extend it. It is user-friendly. It has an interface that is end-user or business-user friendly."

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"The features that we find most valuable are security, mobility, and Single Sign-On.""The most valuable feature is that it provides protection for our company documents.""The feature that I find most valuable is the security layer of the identity and access management solution. The ability to secure on-premises and cloud-based workloads and to provide seamless authentication into hybrid workloads, which is also both on-premises and in cloud environments.""The most valuable feature of the solution is the fact that I can use it to track who is sending which email, who is accessing which documents or which files, etc. These tools help me improve security within the enterprise environment.""The most valuable and most interesting feature is the conditional access.""Very powerful synchronization tool.""It is a stable product. You will experience some issues with it, but it's a good product."

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"Word mining and risk campaigns are the most valuable features of this solution.""Out-of-the-box the product has a lot of opportunity for configuration and sophisticated identity management capability.""I like that it is easy to diagnose. It has a version of a virtual appliance so we can download it, run it, configure it, and it would take about 10 to 15 minutes to configure the cluster or so.""There are many valuable features within the solution. The product is easy to customize. It’s also highly secure.""It's a very useful tool that has improved our client's security, from day one.""Self-registration and self-service password management are valuable features. The role modeling feature is also very useful. It allows you to model your enterprise role."

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Cons
"The user interface should have a more flexible design, where you can change it to your requirement.""When the re-certification process is launched that makes Omada very slow. There are performance issues in the current version.""The Omada Identity SaaS version doesn't provide all the features Omada Identity on-premise provides.""Its flexibility is both a good thing and a bad thing. Because it is very flexible, it also becomes too complex. This is common for most of the products we evaluated. Its scalability should be better. It had a few scalability issues."

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"They have to improve the User Entity and Behavioral Analysis.""This product was only launched two or three years ago and it is still in the process of becoming stable.""In terms of the identity and access management solution for on-premises environment, I think Microsoft needs to eliminate or minimize the number of workloads for the solution to run in on-premises environment.""The information that is available for the Active Directory portal is segregated here and there.""All actions require logging in to the server.""The product could be more friendly for non-native English speakers. It would also be better if it were more intuitive and visually attractive."

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"In the next release, there should be provisioning of your certifications.""Although the capabilities are there, the user interface needs to be redesigned and the opportunities for integration should be improved.""They should easier and better integration with other software.""The directory has room for improvement. Also, the dashboards and, in particular, the KPI dashboard that shows the current user’s information needs reworking.""Integration capabilities with other solutions and formats, including JSON, could be improved.""They provide a framework to develop your own connectors. A connector is a piece of software that integrates with the solutions that are not a part of the support matrix. Currently, it is difficult to create these connectors in this solution. Other solutions, such as NetIQ Identity, provide a better way to create your own connector. Currently, there is no cloud version. It should have a cloud version."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
"The initial total cost of ownership to implement Omada Identity is not small. The TCO for the implementation is as high as any other solution. However, the cost of maintaining the solution is at par or lower than competitors, including adding more features or maintaining the system after the initial deployment or installation to make sure that they are available for users to use or extending the functionalities of those activities. Those maintenance costs are lower than other vendors, but the initial cost of getting the system installed is still high.""It is licensed per managed user per year."

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Questions from the Community
Top Answer: It has a lot of out-of-the-box features. It is flexible, and there are a lot of possibilities to configure and extend… more »
Top Answer: Its flexibility is both a good thing and a bad thing. Because it is very flexible, it also becomes too complex. This is… more »
Top Answer: Very powerful synchronization tool.
Top Answer: We always need to log into the servers to do anything which means that the product is not very user friendly because we… more »
Top Answer: We use the synchronization service the company provides for data synchronization. We're customers of Microsoft and I'm… more »
Top Answer: Self-registration and self-service password management are valuable features. The role modeling feature is also very… more »
Top Answer: They provide a framework to develop your own connectors. A connector is a piece of software that integrates with the… more »
Top Answer: We offer solutions to financial and government institutions. Symantec Identity Governance and Administration is a part… more »
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Omada Identity Suite
MIM, Forefront Identity Manager, FIM, MS Identity Manager, MS Identity Manager, MS Identity Manager
CA Identity Suite, Symantec IGA, Layer7 Identity Suite, CA Identity Manager (CA IDM), CA Identity Minder, CA IAM, CA Identity Manager (CA IDM), CA Identity Governance
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Overview

Omada Identity delivers an end-to-end identity and access management solution with essential identity governance functionality for secure, compliant, and efficient administration of all users' access rights across on-premises or cloud-based systems. The solution provides configurable best practice processes that covers all identity and access related scenarios from providing an access risk overview, management of identities lifecycle, to automated enforcement of policies.

Microsoft Identity Manager (MIM) builds on the identity and access management capabilities of Forefront Identity Manager. MIM helps you manage the users, credentials, policies, and access within your organization. Additionally, MIM adds a hybrid experience, privileged access management capabilities, and support for new platforms.

The Symantec Identity Governance and Administration (formerly CA Identity Suite) provides comprehensive identity management and governance capabilities with a simple, intuitive user experience. This user experience can dramatically simplify processes such as user access requests and access certifications, resulting in improved productivity and user satisfaction. In addition, the Symantec Identity Governance and Administration performs risk analysis and certification and enables remediation actions in real-time during the access provisioning steps, thereby improving audit performance and risk posture with preventive policy enforcement.

While providing these business and governance-centric capabilities for business users, the Symantec Identity Governance and Administration also delivers core enterprise-grade identity management and governance capabilities, including broad provisioning support for on-premise and cloud apps, extensibility and flexibility to integrate with other IT systems and consumer-grade scale. This means organizations are not forced to choose between usability and performance. With the Symantec Identity Governance and Administration, they can have both.

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Sample Customers
Bayer, ECCO Shoes, Vattenfall, NuStar Energy, Unicredit, Schiphol Group
Dow Chemical Company (Dow), Whole Foods Market
Acciona, Core Blox, DBS
Top Industries
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company31%
Comms Service Provider17%
Financial Services Firm9%
Energy/Utilities Company6%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company24%
Comms Service Provider15%
Government11%
Financial Services Firm5%
REVIEWERS
Financial Services Firm32%
Healthcare Company19%
Insurance Company11%
Hospitality Company5%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company33%
Comms Service Provider19%
Government8%
Educational Organization8%
Company Size
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REVIEWERS
Small Business44%
Large Enterprise56%
REVIEWERS
Small Business25%
Midsize Enterprise7%
Large Enterprise67%
Find out what your peers are saying about Microsoft Identity Manager vs. Symantec Identity Governance and Administration and other solutions. Updated: May 2021.
501,818 professionals have used our research since 2012.

Microsoft Identity Manager is ranked 4th in Identity Management (IM) with 7 reviews while Symantec Identity Governance and Administration is ranked 5th in Identity Management (IM) with 6 reviews. Microsoft Identity Manager is rated 8.0, while Symantec Identity Governance and Administration is rated 7.8. The top reviewer of Microsoft Identity Manager writes "Secure on-premise and cloud-based workloads provide seamless authentication". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Symantec Identity Governance and Administration writes "Offers out-of-the-box connectors that have a lot of opportunities for configuration". Microsoft Identity Manager is most compared with SailPoint IdentityIQ, SAP Identity Management, NetIQ Identity Manager, One Identity Manager and Tools4ever IAM, whereas Symantec Identity Governance and Administration is most compared with SailPoint IdentityIQ, Oracle Identity Governance, ForgeRock, NetIQ Identity Manager and One Identity Manager. See our Microsoft Identity Manager vs. Symantec Identity Governance and Administration report.

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